GENERAL APPEARANCE: The Biewer has the appearance of an elegant terrier, with a long, tricolor coat. The coat falls straight to both sides, divided by a line that extends from the nose to the base of the tail. The back is flat, with the height of the shoulders equal to the height of the croup. Although square in appearance, the length of the body may be slightly greater than the height at the withers. The tail is carried high, with the tip towards the back and covered with a long coat.
Personality: Fun and cheerful.
Power Level : Active.
Good with children: Yes.
Good with other dogs: With supervision.
Life expectancy : 8-10 years old.
Bark level: Bark when necessary.
The breed had its origins in Germany, when in early 1984 it was born into a Yorkshire Terrier litter, a puppy with distinct characteristics from the others. Breeders, Mr. Werner Biewer and Ms. Gertrude Biewer, until then breeders and exhibitors of Yorkshire Terrier dogs, were surprised to see a tricolor puppy (steel blue, gold and white). This puppy, named "Schneeflocken von Friedheck", was the son of "Darling Freidheck" and "Fru-fru Freidheck". From this puppy, Mr. and Mrs. Biewer started a breeding program that aimed to establish these distinctive characteristics and after a few years of selective breeding, the first official standard for the breed was established, initially called "Biewer Yorkshire a la Pom Pon ". Soon, the breed aroused interest and gained popularity and new breeders emerged all over the world, with the sole objective of making it recognized by most canine entities. Currently, there are already several specialized clubs and the breed is widespread. The Biewer was introduced in the United States of America in 2003 and the "Biewer Terrier Club of America" (BTCA) together with the "Biewer Terrier Registry of America" (BTRA) are doing serious work, where only the dogs with DNA tests. This procedure aims to protect the genetic diversity of the breed, preventing unethical and unscrupulous breeders from mating the Biewer Terrier with other breeds.
Country of Origin: Germany.
BEHAVIOR AND TEMPERAMENT: The Biewer Terrier has a very lively and playful temperament. Although sometimes mischievous, he is very obedient and loyal companion. Stable and sociable with both humans and other dogs, adapting perfectly to all lifestyles.
Skull: Small and flat, with moderate stop. Skull not very prominent or rounded. Muzzle not too long and in proportion to the skull. Truffle should be black.
Eyes: Of medium size, dark, with intelligent expression and frontal insertion. They can be round or almond shaped. Not prominent and eyelid edges should be dark.
Ears: Small to medium-sized, V-shaped, carried vertically, erect, not too far apart, coated with fur and tips should be shaved.
Jaws and Teeth: Teeth are well aligned, with jaws of equal length. Scissor or pincer bite.
BODY: Fine or medium boned, with a good line of back. The height at the shoulders is the same height as the croup. The length of the body may be slightly longer than the height of the dog. The chest should be broad and, viewed from the front, broad. Viewed in profile, reaching the elbows. The ribcage is moderately arched, with the underline slightly tucked up and the loin short but strong.
FOREQUARTERS: Shoulders well placed, legs straight and well searched with coat.
HINDQUARTERS: Viewed from behind, the hind legs are straight. Viewed in profile, the knee is moderately angled. Feet: Round; black or white nails.
TAIL: Whole and should be carried high, in a curve or in a semicircle, with the tip directed towards the loin. When alert, or even very happy, the tail can be carried quite high and cheerfully, and in this case, always with the tip pointed towards the loin. It should be covered by a long, silky, loose coat.
GAIT/MOVEMENT: Fluent and with good drive. The forelegs and hindquarters work properly facing forward, which keeps the topline level.
COAT: Long and loose, fine with a smooth and silky texture. The coat is perfectly straight, with no undercoat, and should not be woolly or wavy.
COLOR: White, dark steel blue and gold or white, black and gold.
• On the head, the color can be white, dark steel blue and gold; white, black and gold; dark steel blue/black and gold or even white and gold. The white on the head can be found in the region of the chin, on the tip of the snout, nasal bridge or even extending through a more or less wide band, passing between the eyes (frontal furrow). The ideal is the distribution of colors in good symmetry.
• Body coat coloration should be dark steel blue and white or black and white. The amount of each color is a personal preference, with no overpowering patterns. In the coat of the body there must not be any mixture of golden or brown hairs.
• Chest, belly, legs and tip of tail must be absolutely white. The white of the chest should come up to the neck, covering the chin.
WEIGHT: Up to 3,600 kilos.
Any deviation from this standard should be considered a fault and penalized in exact proportion to its severity and its effects on the health and well being of the dog.
• Males must have both testicles, of normal appearance, well let down and accommodated in the scrotum.
• Only clinically and functionally healthy dogs with typical breed conformation should be used for breeding.